dictyBase uses an asterisk "*" as a wildcard symbol. In a search, the wildcard character shows where any text can be tolerated. For example, searching for the locus "cdc*" will produce all cdc genes. Searching for the Author "Johns*" will produce all authors whose last name begins with those letters. Since the database requires exact matches to its format for searches to be productive, wise use of the "*" wildcard character is needed for many types of searches.
a character which has special meaning
a character you can type from the keyboard that will stand for one or more typed characters
a keyboard character that you can use to represent one or many characters
a punctation mark that represents any character, or any number of any characters
a special character that represents one or more other characters
a special symbol that stands for zero or more number of characters
a symbol that you can use with many commands to apply the command to several files at one time
refers to the use of an * character used to identify prefixes, suffixes or root-element entities like *TRA
In the hierarchical file system, one of the characters that allows substitution in strings. Synonym for pattern-matching character.
the asterisk (*) and question mark (?) characters used to represent unknown characters in a search for filenames, words, or phrases
An asterisk (*) or question mark (?) character used to search for various or certain combinations of alphanumeric and symbolic names. These names can reflect file names or character strings within a file.
An asterisk (*) or question mark (?) character used to represent multiple (*) or single (?) characters when searching for various combinations of characters in alphanumeric and symbolic names.
A keyboard character that can be used to represent one or many characters when conducting a query. The question mark (?) represents a single character, and the asterisk (*) represents one or more characters.
A character that represents another character. In DOS filenames, you can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard to indicate any character or group of characters that might match that position in other filenames.
A special symbol used in database searching that stands for one or more characters, often an asterisk (*). Example: wom*n will search for woman and women. They are useful when you are unsure of spelling, when there are alternate spellings, or when you only know part of a term. FirstSearch databases have two wildcards. A pound sign (#) represents a single character. Example, wom#n for woman and women. A question mark ? represents from zero to nine additional characters. Example: behavi?r for behavior and behaviour.